This project is done by Quicksand Design Studio and supported by The Ellen McArthur Foundation and British Council through their Circular Design Assembly Grant to research and spread awareness about Circular Design for Food Systems. The student's cultural research focuses on Goan cuisine and understanding circularity in the food system by looking at the processes of production, consumption and decomposition of food.
Since circularity is a fairly Western concept, the idea is to understand the local language for circularity and sustainability and find traditional recipes, practices and processes that might be rooted in these notions. Through discourse and experiments, the student tries to articulate how circular design might be utilised towards building regenerative food systems at scale in India.
The output is a digital exhibit hosted on a microsite that comprised a circular Goan cookbook, excerpts from audios and videos of conducted interviews, system maps based on the field research across Goa and a participatory call to action for viewers of the exhibit.
Circularity, Exhibition, Food, Goa, Research